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Exam 1b Solutions-1 - Astronomy 103 Section: 9am 11am Exam...

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Astronomy 103 Exam 1 version B Spring 2008 Section: 9am 11am Name __ SOLUTIONS __________________ Instructions: Print your name on both the exam paper and the scantron. Print you student id on the scantron. Print the test version on the upper right corner of the scantron. Circle the correct lecture time on the exam paper. Also write it on the scantron. answer the questions on both the exam paper and the scantron. “What you own is your own kingdom What you do is your own glory What you love is your own power What you live is your own story In your head is the answer Let it guide you along Let your heart be the anchor And the beat of your own song” – Rush Multiple Choice 1. During a total lunar eclipse, a. the moon must be new. b. the observer must be in the path of totality. * c. the moon's color will be affected by Earth's atmosphere. d. the moon must be at about its greatest distance from Earth. e. it must be near the time of one of the equinoxes. 2. The first quarter moon rises * a. at about noon. b. at sunset. c. at sunrise. d. at about midnight. e. during the second week of each calendar month. 3. A(n) _______________ is a circle whose center is located on the circumference of another circle. a. equant b. deferent c. retrograde loop d. ellipse * e. epicycle 4. ___________________ orbit is one in which an object orbiting Earth has an orbital period equal to the rotation period of Earth. a. A daily b. A lunar c. An epicycle
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* d. A geosynchronous e. An open 5. The Copernican system was no more accurate than the Ptolemaic system in predicting the positions of the planets because a. the Copernican system used the old value for the radius of Earth. b. Copernicus had been unable to detect parallax. * c. the Copernican system included uniform circular motion. d. in the Copernican system only Mercury and Venus orbit the sun, all other planets orbited Earth. e. Copernicus used inaccurate data from Ptolemy's system. 6. Who was the scientist who measured the value for the gravitational constant G? a. Tycho Brahe b. Niels Bohr c. Isaac Newton d. Wolfgang Willibald Tweedale * e. Henry Cavendish 7. Galileo's observations of the gibbous phase of Venus proved * a. that Venus orbited the sun. b. that Earth orbited the sun. c.
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course ASTRO 103 taught by Professor Tweedale during the Spring '08 term at Wisconsin Milwaukee.

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Exam 1b Solutions-1 - Astronomy 103 Section: 9am 11am Exam...

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